MD's struggles with line play to me mirror the Orioles struggle with starting pitching. Doesn't seem to matter who we bring in, personnel changes, coaching changes, whatever, they're still not good. Edsall and Durkin both brought in pretty good recruits on the line, and the line still got consistently beat by lesser-rated lines throughout the Big 10. Happened across multiple position coaches as well. I'm just not sure what the answer is there at this point.
The lines were definitely improving the last few years, but there was a bunch of turnover (and some injuries) this year. Offensively, you lost both starting tackles and your starting right guard has been out for a few weeks. The defensive line has been better than I expected, but their issues with turnover and depth go hand in hand when you're forced to move defensive linemen to offense.
For the last 5 years or so, there has been an unusual plethora of blue-chip linemen in the DMV area, but that's starting to dry up and return to its typical number. The coaching staff is going to have to start venturing into Pennsylvania, Ohio, and the Midwest to start grabbing some better linemen. Problem being of course, where do you think all the rest of the teams in the conference are getting their linemen?